Mozambique Literacy Rate 1980-2020

Adult literacy rate is the percentage of people ages 15 and above who can both read and write with understanding a short simple statement about their everyday life.
  • Mozambique literacy rate for 2017 was 60.66%, a 4.62% increase from 2015.
  • Mozambique literacy rate for 2015 was 56.04%, a 5.46% increase from 2009.
  • Mozambique literacy rate for 2009 was 50.58%, a 2.43% increase from 2003.
  • Mozambique literacy rate for 2003 was 48.16%, a 9.45% increase from 1997.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Literacy Rate
Burundi 68.38%
Mozambique 60.66%
Senegal 51.90%
Ethiopia 51.77%
Liberia 48.30%
Mozambique Literacy Rate - Historical Data
Year Literacy Rate Annual Change
2017 60.66% 4.62%
2015 56.04% 5.46%
2009 50.58% 2.43%
2003 48.16% 9.45%
1997 38.71% 11.71%
1980 27.00% 11.71%